Pre-weekend Weekend Lunch Invite 62. Twice as Strong as the Leading Breeze
|New vehicle fails to fill void
On March 3, Derrick Williams purchased a new 2000
Chevy S-10 pickup truck. His buying decision was based largely
on advertising he was exposed to through various media.
"The four-cylinder, two-wheel-drive version
gets [gas] mileage that was better than 8
miles-a-gallon," Derrick said, implying the more
powerful versions of the vehicle were very inefficient
and would be costly in the long-run.
Advertising for the vehicle revolves around the idea that
people who purchase the trucks are rugged, confident individuals.
The association of these individuals
and Chevy S-10 pickup trucks may be misinterpreted by
the casual observer to mean there is a causal relationship
between buying the Chevy S-10 pickup and becoming a
rugged, self-assured individual.
His friends were at best marginally
supportive of his purchase, their disapproval based largely on
his decision to get a pickup truck with both an underpowered
engine and the absence of four-wheel drive. They then proceeded
to climb into the bed of the truck to test the strength of
"I bought a new truck 20 minutes ago, but the crushing
void inside me remains unfulfilled."
None of the advertising for the Chevy S-10 pickup truck
states it is designed to fill the overbearing emptiness
experienced by human beings in their quest to find purpose
for their otherwise meaningless lives.
Movies this week:
- Beyond the Mat -
The definitive documentary that proves professional wrestling
is not fake. Well, at least in the sense that the wrestlers are
real and they actually do move around and stuff, although their
intention is not actually to kill one another as it is presented.
- Erin Brockovich -
Julia Roberts plays an adorable, witty, and undernourished lawyer
who takes on a utility company for making an entire community
sick from food poisining when they turn off power to everyone's
refrigerators at night to save money.
- Final Destination -
A mans friends start getting killed one at a time when he warns
them of a spectral vision he had seen with his own eyes concerning
their concurrent deaths aboard a plane.
Tonight's good bet at
(875 Monroe Ave.)
(170 East Ave.)
is having the
Most Popular Band Contest
Don't Bother the Dog.
Water Street Music Hall
(204 N. Water St.)
High and Mighty,
DJ Big Red,
and Silly Cutty.
WRUR night at
(171 St. Paul.)
St. Patrick's Day
Even this week, there's basically no excuses this week not to see
Amy's Comedy Cellar
at 7:30 at
in Village Gate Square
(274 N. Goodman St.)
The local comedians from the open mics around town get
together to do a combination of stand-up and sketch
comedy. It's free and you can't see it anywhere else.
Later, you can catch
Frankie & Louie's Bayou Bar & Grill
The Centers at High Falls.
Boston Brew Company
(251 Exchange Blvd.)
All other venues have Irish bands.
165 State Street,
Maybe before you head out for the late-night stuff, check out
the Stanley Kubric classic
A Clockwork Orange
at the Dryden Theater at
George Eastman House
(900 East Ave.)
(875 Monroe Ave.)
are Croonin' Kurt
and The Hi-Geared Combo.
Remember that this afternoon at 1:00 p.m., Dani's hockey team
is playing at the
Blue Cross Arena
(Exchange Blvd and Broad St.)
It's open to the public and should be a good game even
though as Anita mentioned, the players "respect their personal space" and
A Bicyclops Built for Two -
Determined to perpetuate her race, Leela accepts the marriage proposal of a male cyclops.
- King of the Hill:
Won't You Pimai Neighbor? -
Bobby emerges as the chosen one when Buddhist monks arrive in Arlen, Texas, looking for a reincarnated lama. Guest voice: Mary Tyler Moore.
Bart to the Future -
A glimpse into the future shows that Lisa is president of the United States, and Bart's a White House freeloader.
- Malcolm in the Middle:
Lois vs. Evil -
Lois loses her job at the pharmacy after Malcolm and his brothers blow up the store's steam cleaner.
Another Camera Rochester meeting is at Atonement
Lutheran Church at
1900 Westfall Road
from 7:30 to 9:30.
Audience Quiz is at
The Old Toad
(277 Alexander St.)
Tonight is cheap night ($7) at the Maxfield Parrish show at
Memorial Art Gallery
(500 University Ave.)
It runs from February 20
through April 30; admission fee is $10, $9 for students w/ ID, $7
on Tuesday evenings, or 5$ with a museum pass.
Open mic comedy at the
(262 Park Ave.)
starting around 9:30.
Open mic poetry at Java's
(16 Gibb Street)
starting around 9:30.
South Park today at Rohrbach's at
315 Gregory Street
at 10:00. Tonight's "classic" is Conjoined Fetus Lady:
The town's dodge ball team goes to the championships; the school nurse deals with a strange medical disorder.
The Nuts & Bolts Improv Troupe
will again be at
(150 Andrews St.)
at 8:00 p.m. It's $5 to get in and it's way totally worth it.
Creep of the Week
My Close Encounter With George W Bush
Internet Movie Database
On this day ...
Link of the Week:
Once again on a weather-themed link, WeatherPlanner provides
an alternative forceasting method. They say it's proprietary so they
don't give many details, but from what I can determine, they are
using prior recorded weather events coupled with the measured
atmospheric conditions to predict a whole year's worth of weather.
It seems to be somewhat accurate ... they claim they have successfully
predicted 0-rain weekends during the summer months (specifically
for wedding planning) around 80% of the time.